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Staff vacancies at the Science Council, the Science Council's member bodies and relevant external organisations are advertised here.

External vacancies

Diversity Programme Co-ordinator, Institute of Physics

Salary: £24,500 – £25,500 p.a. plus excellent benefits

The co-ordinator will support the Diversity Programme and Head of Diversity. The diversity programme aims to promote and encourage diversity in the Institute's membership and governance, the physics education pipeline, employment and the physics community generally. The programme was set up to foster an inclusive, sustainable, diverse and vibrant physics community which is reflected in the Institute’s membership.

The post-holder will co-ordinate new and existing projects and liaise closely with internal and external colleagues, including other departments, members, university departments, and other professional bodies/learned societies. The co-ordinator will work with the Institute’s Policy Centre to develop, collate, analyse and report on quantitative and qualitative data and information relating to diversity in physics. They will also arrange events, meetings, committees, workshops and provide general administrative support to the programme. 

You will have experience of working in a diversity environment, with excellent communication and report writing skills, an ability to interpret data, and be comfortable dealing with people at all levels. You should be self-motivated and happy working on your own projects as well as working well within a team. You will also be computer literate with MS Office experience which includes Word, Excel and Outlook or similar email package.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1 October 2014

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Please visit IOP Jobs for more details


Membership Officer, Energy Institute

Salary c£23,000 plus benefits, negotiable based on experience 

The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for the global energy industry, providing learning and networking opportunities, professional recognition and energy knowledge resources for individuals and companies worldwide.  It serves society with independence, disseminating knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. 

The EI requires a membership officer to join our busy team. Ideally educated to degree standard, you will have excellent communication and administrative skills and will be highly organised, methodical and able to work without close supervision to strict deadlines. Competency in MS office, good customer services skills, attention to detail and use of databases is essential; previous experience of a membership organisation would be highly advantageous. 

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, or email to by 9 November 2014. A job description is available from the EI website,

Interviews will be held on 25 and 26 November 2014.

Events Assistant, Energy Institute

Up to £21,000 p.a plus benefits 

The Energy Institute is looking to recruit an Events Assistant to join the busy Events Team. The role will provide administrative support and assistance with all aspects in the organisation of the events in the EI Events Calendar. 

The successful candidate will have strong administration skills and outstanding attention to detail and accuracy. They will be capable of working on their own initiative, have a flexible attitude, possess excellent communication skills and be highly organised. Excellent customer service and IT skills are also required. Flexible working hours and occasional weekend work will be required from time to time. This is a fixed term contract position until the end of 2015 based on full-time hours, but we are open to flexibility. 

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, or by 2 November 2014. A job description is available from the EI website,

Interviews will be held on 20 November 2014.